This title should illicit the usual Pavlovian response from the Republicans with Obama Derangement Syndrome. Looks like another slimy/Republican doctor is running for Senate. The Senate is full of Republican doctor slime. I guess they feel that can get more in bribes and kickbacks as a US senator than as a doctor taking bribes from the drug companies and billing fraud.
This guy maybe even slimier than Tom Coburn and Rand Paul. Of the 19
doctors in the congress and senate all but two are Repthuglicans. http://www.patientsactionnetwork.com/physicians-of-the-113th-congress/
Milton Wolf may be one of the biggest Republican psychopathic doctors to
every run for public office. Let's hope he gets cancer.
Milton Wolf in 2013 (John Hanna/AP) https://news.yahoo.com/milton-wolf-x-ray-images-facebook-obama-205752344.html
Dr. Milton Wolf, a U.S. Republican Senate candidate from Kansas, is
under fire for posting to his Facebook page a collection of grisly
"X-ray images of gunshot fatalities and medical injuries" he acquired as
a radiologist and making "macabre jokes" about them online, the Topeka Capital Journal reports.
Wolf, a tea party activist and distant cousin to President Barack Obama,
declined "to clearly answer questions about whether he continued to
place images of deceased people on the Internet," and walked out of an interview with the newspaper.
“Do you still post images of dead people on the Internet?” a reporter for the paper asked Wolf.
"I'm not going to play these kinds of gotcha games," he responded before walking away.
Wolf, who is challenging three-term Kansas Sen. Pat Roberts in the GOP primary,
had told the paper the images were "legally uploaded to public social
media sites and other online venues for educational purposes" and used
"to demonstrate evil lurking in the world."
But medical professionals told the paper the postings raise serious privacy issues.
"The dignity and privacy of the individual should be protected,” John
Carney, president of the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City,
Mo., said. “It doesn't sound like they're being protected if they're,
obviously, on Facebook.”
A spokesman for Roberts' campaign called for an investigation into Wolf's actions.
“For any doctor to make patient records public and then use the records
for public discussion and entertainment is just unthinkable,” Leroy
Towns, Roberts' spokesman, said. “Allegations of such lack of judgment
demand extensive scrutiny and investigation.”
On Saturday, Wolf released a lengthy statement addressing the images and accusing Roberts of "character assassination":
My training as a diagnostic radiologist included the critical component
of studying medical images published both in textbooks and online. I
have myself authored and published educational material that teaches
medical imaging to medical students and doctors. Of the thousands of
medical images I have published I have taken care to maintain patient
Several years ago I made some comments about these images that were
insensitive to the seriousness of what the images revealed. Soon
thereafter, I removed those images and comments, again several years
ago. For them to be published in a much more public context now, by a
political adversary who would rather declare war on doctors than answer
serious questions that Kansans have, is truly sad. However, my mistakes
are my own and I take full responsibility for them.
I have said throughout this campaign and long before it began that I
bear the scars of taking the Oath to my patients. When I was 15 years
old, I stood at my father's bedside, himself a rural doctor, and watched
him take his last breath. It was at that moment that I knew I would
take his torch and dedicate my life to serving patients in need. I'm
reminded just how extraordinarily difficult the burden is when I have
failed to live up to his example.
It is an incredible honor and an enormous burden to work
shoulder-to-shoulder with dedicated people who every day run towards the
screaming instead of away. The cumulative effect of day after day, year
after year, witnessing so much human suffering, so much tragedy, takes
its toll. I've seen the burdens of practicing medicine tear apart
families and drive good people to vice and as great as the honor is to
serve, I would still not wish the burdens of it upon anyone. To those I
have offended, I am truly sorry and I ask for your forgiveness.
And now, years later, because I have declared that I am willing to stand
up for my country, Senator Pat Roberts wants to attack me as a doctor
rather than giving Kansans a reason to vote for him. It's sad. Pat
Roberts has not been able to identify a single issue on which he thinks I
am wrong and so he's doing things the Washington way: character
assassination. Kansans should know that I will not be intimidated by
their bullying. I did not back down when Barack Obama's IRS audited me
and I will not back down from the desperate attacks of a 47-year
Washington insider either.
Wolf, author of a book entitled "First, Do No Harm: The President's
Cousin Explains Why His Hippocratic Oath Requires Him to Oppose
ObamaCare," has been outspoken in his views about his distant relative.
"If I had a cousin who intercepts every phone call in America but won't
take a phone call from the Navy Seals in their hour of need, he'd look
like Barack," Wolf said last year. "If I had a cousin that doesn't trust
law-abiding Americans to arm themselves and yet arms the Muslim
Brotherhood with fighter jets and Mexican drug lords with fast and
furious guns, he'd look like Barack."